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Show #13: ESRB and Parenting!
Total Running Time: 1:00:00
This Week's Releases
• Retail Releases (Highlights include God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP), Army of Two (X360, PS3), MLB 08: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP), Major League Baseball 2K8 (X360, PS3, WII, PSP, PS2), Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Soulstorm (PC), Bully: Scholarship Edition (X360, WII), Silent Hill: Origins (PS2))
• Virtual Console Release (Super Turrican)
• PlayStation Network Releases (Rocketmen: Axis of Evil, six Grateful Dead songs for Rock Band)
• Xbox Live Arcade Releases (Rocketmen: Axis of Evil, six Grateful Dead songs for Rock Band)
Grateful Dead pack (800 MS points / $9.99)
• China Cat Sunflower (160 MS points/ $2)
• Casey Jones (160 MS points/ $2)
• Sugar Magnolia (160 MS Points / $2)
• Truckin’ (160 MS Points / $2)
• Franklin’s Tower (160 MS Points / $2)
• Need A Miracle (160 MS Points / $2)
Discussion of News Highlights
• Disney creates Ultimate Band
• Disgaea 3 Announced
• Wii Okami bumped to April 15
• Mario Kart Wii Doesn’t Even Have Proper Text Chat
• Jack Thompson offers to help EA with Take-Two takeover
• Phil Harrison’s New Job
• PlayStation Homes integration into Uncharted, Warhawk and Resistance
• The State of PlayStation Network: John Hight Interviewed
• It’s official: games revenues overtake music at retail (In UK)
• Microsoft Gives Students Access to Technical Software at No Charge to Inspire Success and Make a Difference
• D&D creator Gary Gygax dead at 69
Tonight's Feature: ESRB and Parenting
• EGM article by six-month past employee of ESRB Jerry Bonner “How to Fix the rating system.”
Multiplayer Chat Discussion
• People ignoring ratings on games but following movie ratings like gospel.
• Parents who buy games without caring that it is horribly violent
• Double standards between movie ratings and game ratings
• Should ratings match TV/Film classifications?
• Is the ESRB working, doing a good job?
• Games that are safe for young kids and fun, a rare thing
Game Du Jour Deals3/3/2008 – 3/9/2008
Game du Jour is the first “One Deal a Day” website for indie and casual PC games. Every day of the week, GameDuJour.com sells one popular downloadable game at a steep discount.
Mon. Mar. 3rd: 40% off on Cradle of Rome
Tue. Mar. 4th: 50% off on Liong: The Dragon Dance
Wed. Mar. 5th: 50% off on Socket Logic
Thu. Mar. 6th: 50% off on Mahjong Roadshow
Fri. Mar. 7th: 50% off on Dropheads
Sat. Mar. 8th: 50% off on Dream Solitaire
Sun. Mar. 9th: 50% off on Fruits
Cradle of Rome is part strategy, part word building, part match-three game (similar to Jewel Quest). It is an interesting mashup that you should check out.
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